July 4th Up North
An Up North Fourth is full of activities! The Norman Rockwell backdrop of Northern Michigan combined with great weather and an amazing array of activities makes the 4th of July a special day in Northern Michigan. Most activities have been cancelled for 2020. This is a list of normal July 4th activities; check back for 2021.
Alanson The July 4th parade begins at 11am. Start the day with a pancake breakfast 7-11am at the community building.
Bay View The parade begins at 10am followed by the 11am reading of the Declaration of Independence on the steps in front of John Hall Auditorium.
Bay Harbor Fireworks take place at dusk on July 3--with the Petoskey Steel Band performing at 8pm--and a parade kicks off at 11am on July 4th.
Beaver Island The parade begins at 2pm featuring the Missing Man Formation flyover by Island Airways.
Boyne City A full day of activities including a run, kid's activities, parade, fireworks and more takes place in Boyne City.
Harbor Springs The best day of the year in Harbor Springs with a morning run, all day art show, music on the waterfront, parade, and fireworks shot from a barge on the harbor.
Indian River Enjoy the parade at 11am and fireworks at dusk on the beach.
Mackinaw City Scheduled events from 1:30-3pm include games on the Marina Lawn, strawberry social 1-5pm, 9pm to dusk the Straits Area Concert Band performs, and at dusk, one of the largest fireworks display in Northern Michigan.
Mackinac Island Visit Fort Mackinac for the 38 Gun Salute, Soldier demonstrations, dancing, canon firing and more from one of the only two remaining all original Revolutionary War Forts in America. Then feast at the All American Picnic at Fort Mackinac catered by Grand Hotel. Mackinac Island’s Fire Department is the host to the Fun & Games at Windermere Point.
Petoskey The parade steps off at 6pm followed by music on the waterfront and the evening will conclude with a fantastic fireworks display.
For more activities & attractions, check out these additional links for Things to Do in Northern Michigan:
Harbor Springs, Michigan -- Harbor Springs is the place to try new things! Rent a bike or a kayak, go snow tubing, attend a concert or an art fair, or play a round of golf with friends.
Petoskey -- There's so much to do in Petoskey from the Bear River Valley Recreation Area, to Petoskey State Park, to biking, golfing, hiking, and more.
Charlevoix, Michigan -- Visiting Charlevoix in Northern Michigan is a fun-filled vacation with great beaches, boating, skiing, fishing and year 'round family fun.
Things to Do in Boyne City, Michigan -- Nothing is quite like Boyne City in Northern Michigan with camping, boating, skiing, year 'round outdoor activities, and of course, the morel mushroom!
Lots of Activities in Mackinaw City, Michigan -- Explore Mackinaw City in Northern Michigan for history, the International Dark Sky Park, and outdoor activities.
Mackinac Island -- Take a step back in time and find lots of things to do when you visit Mackinac Island by horseback or bike--no cars allowed!
Northern Michigan Activities & Things to Do -- Northern Michigan offers many fun things to do for the entire family whatever the season, whatever the reason!